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**verb**), triangulates; triangulated; triangulating1. To measure by using trigonometry: Using knowledge of his high school math, Harry was able to

2. To determine a distance or location by measuring the distance between two points whose exact locations are known and then measuring the intersection between each point and a third unknown point: The map makers were

*triangulate*the mountain and determine the height of the cliff he was considering climbing up to.2. To determine a distance or location by measuring the distance between two points whose exact locations are known and then measuring the intersection between each point and a third unknown point: The map makers were

*triangulating*the countryside so the firemen could locate the precise locations of many homes and other large buildings more precisely.